Maternal Infant Resiliency Consortium (Antioch Deer Valley, Antioch Delta Fair, Pleasanton and Sacramento)
The “MIR” post doc track is known for pioneering work in our departments of Women’s Health & Pediatrics. These post docs work with both Mothers and children, sometimes as part of two medical care teams. MIRs are embedded in primary care and are the first line of intervention against the predictable negative health consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
These positions are a part of the East Bay Consortium and will be located in Pleasanton.
To be considered for these opportunities, please apply through APPA CAS. For more details around this process, please visit the How to Apply Postdoctoral Residency section of our website
These 5 MIRs are embedded in both departments of Women’s Health & Pediatrics. They provide health psychology consultations, interventions highlighting the mind-body connection, brief therapies and small psycho-educational groups focusing on building resilience in families. Leadership for the track focuses on innovative programming and collaboration across disciplines in the primary care department.
In addition to receiving the relevant didactic training from the generalist clinical psychology post docs’ lecture series with topics such as Multicultural Competency; Health Care Disparities; and Adult Pharmacology Choices Consequences in Pregnancy; the MIRs also receive specialty consultation and teaching by many of our Region’s top medical and psychiatric champions in preventing family violence; as well as specialty lectures in ACEs and Resilience Assessment and Tools; Ongoing current ACEs research; Women’s Sexuality in Primary Care Presentation; Prenatal Mental Health; Trauma of Loss in Pregnancy; Prenatal Mental Health; Mother’s New identity; Vulnerable Touchpoints in OBGYN Care; Support for Bonding in the Baby Visit.
In 2020, before our first MIRs had arrived on campus for the first year of the new track, our medical services switched quickly into Virtual rather than “in person” Visits whenever possible, and for as many patients and providers who could be accommodated. Our programming is different that we had imagined it in our medical centers; yet all of our team collaboration and huddles, visits with patients, individual and group supervision, didactics and even our orientation to training has accomplished through virtual means (mainly video visit platforms for patients and team work). We are prepared to continue providing safe services for our members and robust and safe training for our post-doctoral residents as long as is needed.
Clinical Service Opportunities
These Postdoctoral Residents will spend approximately half of their time embedded in the primary care setting, Women’s Health & Pediatrics, and the other half of their training will include didactics, research, supervision, and relevant assessments. In addition to their specialized work on the Maternal-Infant Resilience project, the resident may also have opportunity to work in a Behavioral Medicine role.